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Customs intercept N13bn drugs, military hardware at Lagos airport

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS),  Murtala Muhammed Airport Command  has  seized hard drugs, military and police hardware at the cargo section of the airport.

Addressing journalists at the command in Ikeja, Lagos, on Tuesday, the Customs Area Controller, Sambo Dangaladima, said 162 cartons of banned tramadol hydrochloride 225 and 250mg, military and police hardware were intercepted at the Skyway Aviation Handling Company.

Furthermore,  he said  the drugs which came from India and Pakistan and were routed through Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia with an estimated duty-paid value of N13.8bn.



According to him, “These milligrams (225 and 250mg) are above allowable thresholds as contained in extant laws. The hard drugs originated from India and Pakistan and they were routed through Addis-Ababa to Lagos.

“In summary, we have a total of 162 cartons, 92,387 packs, 929,970 sachets, and 9,299,700 tablets of tramadol hydrochloride with a value of N13.8bn.”

Dangaladuma disclosed that the command would hand over the seized drugs to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
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